Listen to the voice of love

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LISTEN TO THE VOICE OF LOVE. English, Air (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. A song by English composer and songwriter James Hook (1746-1827), "sung with greatest applause at Vauxhall Gardens" in 1799. The melody was published on song sheets around the year 1800. It was printed by Edward Riley in Riley's Flute Melodies, vol. 1 (New York, 1814). The lyric begins:

James Hook

O listen to the voice of Love,
He calls my Daphne to the grove.
The primrose sweet bedecks the field,
The tuneful birds invite to rove.
To foster joys let splendour yield,
O listen, listen to the voice of Love.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Huntington (William Litten's Tune Book), 1977; p. 42.

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